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The Mystery of Mary

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The Mystery of Mary


Published August 27, 2011


LibriVox recording of The Mystery of Mary, by Grace Livingston Hill. Read by Lee Ann Howlett.

Handsome young Tryon Dunham has just returned home on the train from a business trip one evening when he's accosted by a beautiful young woman at the station. She's terrified that she's being followed and asks Dunham if she may walk with him away from the station. Her manner and appearance are those of a well-dressed and well-bred lady. However, she refuses to tell Tryon her real name or why she is running away. He feels a responsibility for her and arranges for her to accompany him to a dinner party where she delights everyone there with her exceptional musical talent at the piano. Tryon then assists her in leaving the city on a later train that same night. Captivated by her beauty and talent, he is determined to solve the mystery of her identity. What frightened her so badly that she would leave wearing only the clothes on her back and no money? Is she an adventuress or thief masquerading as a lady in distress? A beautiful lunatic who has escaped an asylum? An heiress who has been declared missing? Tryon will not stop searching until he knows the answer. (Introduction by Lee Ann Howlett.)

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Reviewer: Jpassservais - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 21, 2016
Subject: Sugar Is Certainly Sweet
When I think of "sugary sweet" I see my mother's beautiful, big , brown eyes, or see my father's intelligent green Irish eyes smiling as he quoted his beloved English, Irish and Canadian poetry.
Good writing, poetry, drama or most any genre is part of my life and heritage. That is why Librivox is so precious to me and I am sure it is to many others. And, I do not mean to cast aspersions on any other review because we all have the right and freedom to speak and write in this country (USA) as we so choose.
Grace Livingston Hill could never write anything but good literature (but I am sure I could never criticize it if she did). That is possibly because she is the niece of that wonderful woman ("Pansy"), who has inspired so many with her beautiful works.
God bless you, Lee Ann, for your wonderful and talented reading of this little story. You were the person who first inspired me to listen, more and more, to this and other wonderful readers and literary works. And, God bless Librivox.

Reviewer: benefitsingers - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 15, 2012
Subject: Sugary Sweet
This is a sweet little story and much better than the last one I listened to by this same author. The narration was wonderful as always by the talented Lee Ann Howlett. A nice light little story to cheer your drive to and fro work.
Reviewer: mikezane - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 20, 2011
Subject: Excellent story and reader
The summary covers the plot. This story is a bit far fetched at times, but it has some great suspenseful moments that keep you listening to the end.

The reader is excellent, and the recordings are great. Enjoy!
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